Harley-riding historian will tour Philly tomorrow for TV show shoot

American Ride tv show
(Credit: Courtesy American Ride).

Former football player and high school history teacher Stan Ellsworth, who now spends his days touring the country on a Harley Davidson for the unconventional history TV show “American Ride,” will be shooting in Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ellsworth and crew are covering the Progressive Era – a period of social reform between the 1890s and 1920s that included the Prohibition and suffrage movements – during the filming this summer of the show’s fifth and sixth seasons.

He’ll kick off his Philadelphia tour at the Independence Seaport Museum.

No word yet on what other sites Ellsworth plans to take in from the back of his bike.

Other cities on the itinerary include New Orleans, Nashville, Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland.

“American Ride” is a weekly half-hour program inspired by Ellsworth’s teaching experiences that debuted in 2011 on Brigham Young University’s BYUtv, the only nationwide university-owned TV network.

Check out a trailer below:


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